Re: [Wikimedia-l] One Last Ride

2016-02-24 Thread Gordon Joly
On 24/02/16 01:32, James Forrester wrote: > > It's been a while > since > we first met in person. I even followed you across the world to work in San > Francisco! Don't think you can get away from our friendship that easily! I remember

Re: [Wikimedia-l] What it means to be a high-tech organization

2016-03-10 Thread Gordon Joly
On 23/02/16 22:34, SarahSV wrote: > ​Brian, I'd be interested to hear how volunteers could be cultivated and > supported. We felt under attack by the Foundation until Lila arrived, and I > think a lot of editors are grateful to her for having improved that > relationship. But not feeling attacked

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliate-selected Board seats update

2016-03-11 Thread Gordon Joly
On 11/03/16 10:05, Chris Keating wrote: > Hi Itzik, > > When the process was being discussed in the Autumn, there wasn't any > consensus to change it to a fully secret ballot. So, as last time, votes > will be cast on a wiki-table on the Chapters wiki. > > Regards, > > Chris Do Chapters have

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Who runs the Wikimedia Shop ?

2016-03-22 Thread Gordon Joly
On 21/03/16 19:39, Steinsplitter Wiki wrote: > (I must admit that i tested the job a year ago, the product was fine, the > shipment fast. A bit expensive for my taste.) Expensive? The profit adds funds the WMF, surely. Gordo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] The English Wikipedia and the mind of its search engine.

2016-03-26 Thread Gordon Joly
On 26/03/16 21:40, Andy Mabbett wrote: > On 26 March 2016 at 20:43, Gordon Joly <gordon.j...@pobox.com> wrote: > >> > Try "unlock the funk" and see how helpful the search engine is > Fixed. > > -- "undo the funk" ? Gordo _

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-05 Thread Gordon Joly
On 05/03/16 16:49, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Arguably, the employees have a bigger stake in the Wikimedia Foundation, > they are not even represented. Then they should unionise? Gordo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [Wikimedia Announcements] Executive transition planning

2016-03-09 Thread Gordon Joly
On 05/03/16 19:45, Gordon Joly wrote: > On 05/03/16 16:49, Gerard Meijssen wrote: >> Arguably, the employees have a bigger stake in the Wikimedia Foundation, >> they are not even represented. > > > Then they should unionise? > > Gordo Following the arguments t

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Open and recorded WMF Board meetings

2016-04-17 Thread Gordon Joly
On 17/04/16 20:55, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > Arguably the latest > crop of board members have shown how hard it is in the first place to make > a meaningful contribution. > Thanks, >GerardM In particular? Gordo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] help, how much money goes to volunteers?

2016-04-14 Thread Gordon Joly
On 14/04/16 10:48, rupert THURNER wrote: > can somebody please chime in here with better guesses, or real > numbers, maybe directly at [1]? On the other hand, has anybody considered the value of the total volunteer effort towards the development of Wikipedia, Commons and related projects? That is

Re: [Wikimedia-l] First French WikiConvention

2016-08-17 Thread Gordon Joly
On 17/08/16 16:10, Pierre-Yves Beaudouin wrote: > The 1st Francophone WikiConvention will take place in an eco-friendly > rehabilitated place called the Halle Pajol in the 18th arrondissement of > Paris. I like the name, WikiConvention. Still not happy about "Wikimania" since "mania" is a

Re: [Wikimedia-l] [arbcom-l] Where is WMF with pursuing companies that offer paid editing services

2017-01-27 Thread Gordon Joly
On 27/01/17 16:59, GorillaWarfare wrote: > Pine, > > We quite rarely receive requests to look into suspicions of paid editing > based on private information. We have historically been reluctant to act on > them for a number of reasons: it's very prone to error, it's often an > incredible amount

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-02 Thread Gordon Joly
On 02/03/17 13:30, Peter Southwood wrote: > It is not possible to get away from politics while remaining in contact with > civilisation. >Politics follows you around. It is possible to ignore politics only until they affect you directly. > Cheers, > Peter The real world (laws and customs) has

Re: [Wikimedia-l] More politics: "WMF Annual Report"

2017-03-02 Thread Gordon Joly
On 02/03/17 13:55, David Gerard wrote: > There is no such thing as "no politics", there is only "I am not > personally reminded of the discomfort of others". > > > - d. Channelling Margaret Thatcher, David? :-) Gordo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Fixed the citation issue yet?

2016-09-10 Thread Gordon Joly
On 08/09/16 05:54, Gerard Meijssen wrote: > There is only one question left: Are we > ready to fix these quality issues? My observation would be that citations come in many forms, and that a agreed format does not appear to exist. Writing for a academic journal authors have to follow the style of

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's go gender neutral

2017-04-05 Thread Gordon Joly
On 05/04/17 11:52, Fæ wrote: > * > https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Commons:Village_pump#Defaulting_to_gender_neutral_language_in_the_Commons_namespace > Should have been common practice years ago. IMHO, El Gordo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list,

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-29 Thread Gordon Joly
On 29/07/17 02:12, geni wrote: > Your mistake is in assuming the only work here is from the 2000 year > old sculptor and bronze worker. Cf. The Cutty Sark and Knosos? Gordo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at:

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Copyfraud by the British Museum

2017-07-31 Thread Gordon Joly
On 31/07/17 00:06, Jean-Philippe Béland wrote: > The restoration work is indeed an extensive work, but is it a "creation of > the mind", which is necessary for copyright? > > JP The Cutty Sark was almost destroyed by fire, and was rebuilt. I would say it a visitor attraction (of very high

[Wikimedia-l] Looks familiar?

2017-07-18 Thread Gordon Joly
https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0119PZ7F2/ This image looks very much like the Wikimedia graphic? Gordo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looks familiar?

2017-07-22 Thread Gordon Joly
On 21/07/17 20:38, quiddity wrote: > Related discussions at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_merchandise#Puzzle_Globe > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Talk:Wikimedia_merchandise#3D_Puzzle_Globe_Paperweight >

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Looks familiar?

2017-07-24 Thread Gordon Joly
On 23/07/17 03:45, Comet styles wrote: > if anything, wikimedia stole their idea :P Yup! Prior art. Gordo ___ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines and

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Let's set up a Tor onion service for Wikipedia

2017-06-10 Thread Gordon Joly
On 10/06/17 15:38, David Gerard wrote: > Rather than me reading through several pages to pick out what you might > mean, could you please quote the bits you consider particularly make a > relevant point? > > > - d. Well, here is the abstract. Gordon *